Calcium-Rich Smoothie Recipe

Spring is here! It's finally starting to feel warmer in Toronto and our team has created an awesome calcium-rich smoothie recipe to help you keep cool. This smoothie provides nearly 400mg of calcium - which is anywhere from 25-40% of your daily intake depending on what has been recommended to you by your doctor. ENJOY!

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Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders

Do you or a loved one suffer from an eating disorder (ED)? EDs can have serious repercussions when it comes to bone health. To learn more please click the PDF below outlining the effect of an ED on bone health and the ways to reduce risk of osteoporosis for those suffering with an ED. In … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders

Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer. Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist). Educate yourself! You can help … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Aging causes an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation in our bodies. Along with declining estrogen levels, these changes may lead to bone loss in postmenopausal women. The effects of estrogen on bone have been investigated in great detail, but not much is known about the effects of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances on bone. Since … Continue reading Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Resources for healthy eating

There are many resources on the internet these days, but not all of them provide reliable, evidence-based information.  Check out some of the Reliable Resources that our Osteoporosis Program staff at the University Health Network and Mt Sinai Hospital use to help educate patients and blog readers.  Today's Reliable Resources are for healthy eating. Click … Continue reading Resources for healthy eating

Nutritious March IV

March, a national nutrition month, is coming to an end.  Thanks for joining our 'march' towards healthy eating.  Below is the last of four posts on these topics. Have a great weekend. Consider these  shopping tips for a more nutritious living provided by the Dietitians of Canada: By Dr Maryam Hamidi

Nutritious March III

March 2015 is a national nutrition month!  Here is the third of four posts on this topic.  Join our 'march' towards healthy eating, by considering the  following 9am-to-5pm tips for more nutritious living (provided by the Dietitians of Canada):  By Dr Maryam Hamidi